Monthly Archives: May 2014

One Thrifty Day in Mandalay

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Mahamuni - The most sacred image of Buddha in Myanmar

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Sandamuni Pagoda containing 1772 stone slabs (in the small white pagodas) with historical accounts of Myanmar

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The huge imposing structure of Atum Ash Kaung. Too bad I wasn't able to enter it (10000 kyat entrance to Mandalay Archaeological Zone)

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One of the incredible panoramic views of Mandalay from Mandalay Hill

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Finally caught a sunset in Myanmar! View from the top of Mandalay Hill

Spent the day going to cheap/free attractions due to budget constraints. No Palace, Atum Ash Kaung, or Shwenandaw Monastery for me. I probably won’t be able to go to the old cities as well since I’m feeling a bit under the weather after the long trek up and down (and up again) Mandalay Hill. Gives me a reason to come back

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Plain of Pagodas (Bagan)

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view from Shwe-gu-gyi

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view from Shwe-leik-too

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All lesser pagodas bow down to Dhamma-yan-gyi

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not very good sunset weather but the view is still pretty amazing from Shwe San Daw Pagoda

While individually, the pagodas and temples were not as grand as those in Siem Reap, the sheer number of these gives an incredible view only found in Bagan.